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Updated on July 19, 2012 at 6:59 AM

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Re: “True Detective: Okay, Blogtown... Whodunnit??

OBVIOUSLY the show is going to crawl up its own ass according to the strictures of Contemporary Television Drama -- e.g., Cohle will be revealed to be Marty's long-lost brother, Maggie will be their long-lost sister (thus accounting for their kids' problems), and they'll all be the children of Billy Tuttle, separated during one of the rituals Marty saw on the videotape. In fact that videotape's victim will turn out to be Maggie, and Cohle and Marty will turn out to be among the perpetrators, drugged to cloud the memory. And the two detectives investigating Cohle will be servants of Tuttle trying to keep Cohle, Marty, and Maggie from the truth.

Posted by danceswithanxiety on 03/04/2014 at 1:51 PM

Re: “Who gives a fuck about an Oxford comma? (I do.)

An oxford comma can create ambiguity. Consider this sentence: I watched a movie with my uncle, a cat, and grandpa. That might mean that the three of us -- uncle, kitty, gramps -- watched a movie together. Alternatively, it might mean that grandpa and I watched a movie with my uncle, who happens to be a cat. Removing the oxford comma removes this ambiguity, reduces the character count for Twitter's sake, and is the wrong grammatical decision.

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Posted by danceswithanxiety on 11/14/2013 at 1:51 PM

Re: “The Breaking Bad Chitty Chat Club!

Americone Dream AND Peanut Butter Ben & Jerry's? I want to be the Skinhead Family Robinson's next lab gimp after Jessie dies or whatever!

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Posted by danceswithanxiety on 09/24/2013 at 10:31 AM

Re: “It's the Breaking Bad Chitty-Chat Club!

Bravo! A tee-vee gut punch of enormous magnitude! Did anyone find it odd how Walt managed to slip into that fire station, activate the lights, buckle Baby Holly into place, and slip away unseen? Obviously 9/11 didn't change everything if you can still sneak a baby into a firetruck so easily.

So long, Hank. So long, Gomie. As for Jessie, I hope he finds a way to have an open mind toward being a chained-up meth lab gimp. It might not be as bad as he thinks.

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Posted by danceswithanxiety on 09/16/2013 at 11:46 AM

Re: “The Breaking Bad Chitty Chat Club!

I didn't like how it ended on such a teaser. That's cheap. Everything else about the episode was fantastic, but so help me Jeebus, if there isn't at least one dead MAJOR character at the beginning of the next episode, I'm gonna ... um, keep watching.

Posted by danceswithanxiety on 09/13/2013 at 8:14 AM

Re: “The Breaking Bad Chitty Chat Club!

Spindles, at first Jesse suspected the ricin, and that led the doctors and the police to suspect the same. But within the 'Face Off' episode, we learned from the cops that ricin wasn't in the kid's system and from Jesse (via the doctor) that the kid was nearly poisoned by Lily of the Valley, not by ricin.

So ... as far as Jesse knows, he had the ricin, he lost the ricin for a while, he found it again, and it never poisoned anyone. I just don't see how getting pick-pocketed by Huell makes him aware of all the things we viewers know that he doesn't about Walt's machinations.

Posted by danceswithanxiety on 09/05/2013 at 8:45 PM

Re: “The Breaking Bad Chitty Chat Club!

So, I gather we're all just going to collectively agree -- Vince Gilligan, Walt, Jesse, the tee-vee viewers, Saul, Huell, the ghost of Gus Fring, assorted others -- that the little kid was poisoned by Ricin, and not (as the attending ER doctor noted at the time) Lily of the Valley? And yet we're also going to continue along knowing that the unused ricin will be taped to the back of that electrical outlet long after the White residence is trashed?

Why the frack are we going to do that?

Sigh. Whatever.

I love how everybody in the show has, by now, broken bad -- this episode definitively added Gomez, Hank, and Marie to the broken bad column. Only baby what's-her-face and Walter Jr. remain. They're next?

Posted by danceswithanxiety on 09/03/2013 at 1:57 PM

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